A man in his 60s has pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child.
The Donegal native cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his victim.
When initially arraigned before a jury of six men and six women at Letterkenny Circuit Court, the man pleaded not guilty.
However, the man subsequently decided to tender a guilty plea.
The man is charged that, on a date between June 7, 2008 and March 12, 2010, at a named address, sexually exploited a child under 18 years.
He is charged that he invited, induced or coerced the child to observe a sexual, indecent or obscene act for the purpose of corrupting or depraving him.
Counsel for the State, Ms Patricia McLaughlin BL, said that the guilty plea was acceptable on a full-facts basis.
Judge John Aylmer discharged the jury and adjourned the matter.